Monday, June 11, 2007

The Watermelon Story

The morning was my first session to teach.
Twenty four kids--9:00 in the morning and I have them for 25 minutes. I love to teach. I am pretty passionate about the whole thing. The biggest issue of course is making sure I am out of the way so that the Holy Spirit can talk to whom ever I am in front of. That is a pretty powerful thought. Someone may be hearing straight from the mouth of God-through your mouth. Hmmmm-that will blow your mind.

Today I shared the secret of the watermelon.
A story about a boy visiting his aunt and uncle out in the middle of nowhere. He is bored.
So his uncle sits him down to share a very important thing that will change his life.
The story in it's totality is heart breaking --but a life is changed.
Sometime I will sit down and write it out.
But if you could have seen the little faces locked into mine. And felt the move of the Spirit in the room--it was awesome.
And then a little later we went down by the river to have our morning devotions. I have about 8 girls in 4th and 5th grade. We talking about salvation and about being in Christ and The Spirit being in us. Some pretty good stuff. We used a sponge to show how the Holy Spirit is in us even though we can not see Him. We soaked the sponge in water and then squeezed it. We talked about how others can see the Holy Spirt in us when bad things happen but we respond in a Godly way.
So are people seeing the Holy Spirit in you today? When you are squeezed, and pushed and shoved----what comes out?

Isn't our GOd great?
I was blessed this morning.
I pray you know today how blessed you are.
Love ya!

6 comments:

Christine said...

I love the sponge analogy! And I'd love to hear the watermelon story someday, I don't think I know it.

Halfmoon Girl said...

I would like to hear that story too. That sponge analogy is great.

CrownLaidDown said...

OK, now you have to share the watermelon story...I've never heard it before!

Praying for your week!
Love,
holly

TammieFay said...

Presently feeling like a squeezed sponge myself...thanks so much for reminder and encouragement! Can't wait to hear the watermelon story! Continuing to pray...have fun!

SunnySusan said...

I don't know the watermelon story either...another day.


The sponge analogy was fantastic.....

Be Blessed

Nicki said...

Praying for you, for God to use you in a big way with those young girls!! Have a blessed day!!